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Sir Theophilus Biddulph, 1st Baronet (1612 – 25 March 1683) was the son of Michael Biddulph of Elmhurst, Staffordshire.[1]

He was a London Silkman who was knighted in 1660 and created a baronet in the Baronetage of England on 2 November 1664. His residence was Westcombe Manor, Greenwich, Kent.

He was Member of Parliament for London 1656–1659 and for Lichfield, Staffordshire 1661–1679.

He is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys for 1664/5.

He died at Greenwich aged 72, and was buried 14 April 1683 at Stow Church,[2] Lichfield and was succeeded by his son Michael. His brother Michael was also MP for Lichfield.



  1. ^, Biddulph, Sir Theophilus (c.1612-83), of Austin Friars, London and Westcombe Park, Greenwich, Kent.
  2. ^ Wagner, Anthony. Pedigree of Biddulph: Extracted from the Records of the College of Arms, London. College of Arms, London. p. cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Adams
Thomas Foote
William Steele
John Langham
Samuel Avery

Andrew Riccard

Member of Parliament for London
With: Richard Browne 1656–1659
John Jones 1656–1659
Thomas Adams 1656
Thomas Foote 1656
Sir Christopher Pack 1656
William Thompson 1659
Succeeded by
Isaac Pennington
Preceded by
Michael Biddulph
Thomas Minors
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
With: John Lane 1661–1667
Richard Dyott 1667–1677
Sir Henry Lyttelton, 2nd Baronet 1678–1679
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Lyttelton, 2nd Baronet
Sir Michael Biddulph, 2nd Baronet
Baronetage of England
New title Baronet
(of Westcombe)
Succeeded by
Michael Biddulph

2 Annotations

Bill  •  Link

In St. Chad's Ch. vulgarly called Stowe Church in Lichfield, on a white Marble, fixt to the North Wall of the Chancel.

Here lyeth the Body of Theophilus Biddulph, Son of Theophilus Biddulph of the City of London Draper. His Mother was Susanna daughter of Zachary Highlord Alderman of London. He departed this Life the 20th of May 1650.

---Monumenta Anglicana. John Le Neve, 1718.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

I saw the Biddulph name today, along with this glorious photograph of their family home, Rodmarton Manor in Gloucestershire:

It says it is a fine example of the Arts and Crafts tradition, but it looks like its roots survive. And how many Biddulph families can there be???

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